Letters to the Editor

The Weekend Sun welcomes letters and photographs from readers. Preference will be given to letters that are short (200 words maximum), supplied with the writer’s full name and contact details. Photographs are best in high resolution and jpg format. Email: letters@thesun.co.nz


Ballad of the Bins

(To the tune of ‘10 green bottles’) Three new arrivals standing in a row, Three gifts from Council wanting us to know That whether we're... Read More

Marvellous monarchs

Have you ever studied a monarch chrysalis up close and noticed its exquisite gold spots? My fascination with monarchs began almost three years ago when... Read More

Cameron Road disaster?

Tauranga City has extensive billboards and other publicity saying how great the futureproofing of Cameron Road will be.  My submission to the consultation... Read More

A waste of bins

Last week we have received three bins for the rubbish disposal. A small one which is supposed to be for food scraps. This would be easily big enough for... Read More

God of Nations

"God of Nations... in the bonds of love we meet, hear our voices we entreat... defend our free land. From dissension, envy, hate and corruption guard... Read More

Concerns over community

Joel Ngatuere, environment manager for the Whareroa Community that live by the Fertiliser Works boat ramp, in the media last week is concerned for the... Read More

Bin debacle

Recently, Tauranga City Council contractors dumped more than a tonne of plastic in my street in an attempt to manage a perceived problem with waste collection... Read More

Car-worthy roads?

Why do our cars have to be roadworthy but the roads are not car worthy? I know our roads are better than many overseas but the repairs and resealing can... Read More

Big thank you to Rangiuru Community

More than 475 names were presented to the Mayor and his Councillors on March 16 at the Maketu-Te Puke Ward Forum. The Rangiuru Community and extended... Read More

Thanks for the help!

Bethlehem Te Puna Lions wish to express their thanks and gratitude for the support provided in our inaugural Family Fun Bike Day ride.  Without the... Read More

Obese cows

WBOPDC seem to have fed us a line regards the amount saved by introducing the new rubbish system. They have stated that the estimated savings (1800 tonne)... Read More

The Jungle

There is an interesting beast in the wild known as a List MP. These animals are highly loyal to their pack leader, even to the extent of forsaking their... Read More

Kindness in action

I would like to give a great big thank you to all the people who came to my aid when I was involved in an accident near the Wairoa River Bridge on Tuesday. Firstly... Read More

Cemetery concerns

During the Easter weekend, I visited the Pyes Pa Cemetery to visit my father and to take him some flowers for what would have been his 80th birthday. Pyes... Read More